Canollis with home made Ricotta & Shells

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by tropics, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yesterday I made Fresh Ricotta to make the Canolli today, the cheese needs to be as dry as you can get it.

    Fresh Ricotta. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/180901/fresh-ricotta

                Filling:
     10 1/2 ozs ricotta cheese, preferably whole milk (Home Made)
     3 oz cream cheese
     3/4 cup Cool Whip or whip cream
     1 cup powdered sugar

     1 1/2 tspn Vanilla 
     1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
     1/4 teaspoon allspice
     1/4 cup small semisweet chocolate chips
     1 lemon zest

     Let Ricotta and Cream Cheese get to room temp.Blend sugar in til smooth,add spices and Cool Whip. Zest lemon and add chocolate chips. Refrigerate to firm up with a piping bag fill Canollis..

    I use store bought Canolli Tubes 


    Filling all mixed getting ready to fill.


    Store bought shells 3 for a dollar


    All filled and back into box.


    Thanks for looking
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015
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  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Leave the gun.

    I'll take the cannoli.
     
  3. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [email protected] You beat me to it.


    Great canoli tropics....and that's coming from someone who's not into sweets. Would have some.
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If you make the trip I'll have one ready with some Coffee 
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I am not a big fan of sweets,that is why I used the powder sugar seems to blend in better.
     
  6. Thanks for the post. SWMBO Said we're doing this... soon.
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!

    My favorite use for ricotta is manicotti! Wife and I were just discussing making a batch of ricotta, and then smoked turkey burger manicotti!
     
  8. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Oh man... Those look great! Growing up in an italian family, cannoli and italian pastries in general always remind me of the holidays! Great job!!!
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bama They are good wife already has an order for Easter. 
     
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Case I was surprised as to the amount out of that little milk, next time I do it I will make the Mozz first then the Ricotta from the whey.
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    My grand mother from my fathers side was 100% Italian 

    Thanks for the kind words guys.
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cheese making does use a bunch of milk. If you do use the whey you may want to consider also adding milk. I'd have to look again but I believe it's a 2:1 whey/milk ratio. Straight whey ricotta isn't as silky or as sweet as ricotta straight from milk. Also consider this, it takes 2 gallons of whey to make around 6 oz. of ricotta.
     
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Case Thanks I did read that somewhere. I figured it would be good with Heavy or whipping cream.
     
  14. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Those look great. I have saved this and will be giving this a try.

    Thanks
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have this book and recommend it for anyone looking at getting into cheese making. Met the author at a place in Portland Oregon called Urban Farm. They have the supplies for and classes on all kinds of things like cheese making, fermentation, candle making, bee keeping, etc.



    Her one hour faux cheddar is pretty tasty:



    tutorial on ricotta from Claudia Lucero:

     
  16. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Case Thanks I saved the links
     
  17. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow Richie, nice job.... Man do them look tasty ! Sitting here on a day off with a cup of coffee wishing I had a few of them ! Nice thread !


    :points1:
     
  18. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Justin Thanks for the point, this weather has me stuck cooking indoors,so I get to try new stuff. Thanks for the kind words.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2015
  19. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Just corrected the recipe for the filling, I over looked adding the Vanilla Making more for this weekend.
     
  20. Nice Job, we saw these made the other night on the food channel  Wife want to try some   Great looking, makes me hungry   [​IMG]

    Gary
     

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